What’s My Line Anyway? Improv comedy comes to NJ

Big Rich and Joe are very excited to announce our new monthly show….What’s My Line Anyway?

VERY “loosely” inspired by ,and mildly similar to the famous tv show Whose Line Is It Anyway?, this night of comedy to bring you laughter and fun. The show will feature the comedic stylings of McDonald and Carney as well as the hottest stand-up comedians from NYC and NJ today. The show is interactive and based on audience suggestions and participation. Each month will feature new guest comedians to play with Joe and Rich so every show is unique.

The comedy duo of McDonald and Carney have performed at the Tropicana and Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, at hotels and venues from Vermont to Florida and have been seen on MTV, TruTV, ABC’s Live with Regis and Kelly and movies.

The show will be held on the first Friday of every month at the very comfortable Knights of Columbus in Clark, NJ.  Doors will open at 7:00pm and show will start at 8:00pm.   The show is for audiences 16 and over.

There is a full bar on premises (No outside liquor permitted), however please feel free to bring any tailgate style food that you please….just please bring enough for Joe and Rich as well! 😉

Tickets are $15 at door but only $10 here on Eventbrite!




Rich was generous enough to take a photo with his biggest fans, Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood.


This could be YOU, caught between some of the world’s greatest improv comedians: Big Rich, Jeff Davis, Ryan Stiles, and Chip Esten.

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Does Joe want to see YOU there? He says that he loves you THIS MUCH!

McDonald and Carney invade Vermont!

McDonald and Carney had an amazing weekend up at the Landgrove Inn up in historic Landgrove, Vermont.  We were able to perform with two of our favorite comedians working today: Mike Celona and Kevin Israel.

The Landgrove Inn had a great turnout of guests who came out ready to laugh! The pictures do not do our trip up there justice.  It was awesome.  Thanks to everyone at the Landgrove and for all who came out to support the show!




M&C rock with the ROTC

wohs-rotcMcDonald and Carney (and Jackie Byrne) were fortunate to perform a fundraiser for the West Orange High School ROTC Program.  This took place at the West Orange High School Auditorium on January 13.

The show was a BLAST!  We performed for many student members of the ROTC as well as their parents and friends.  We laughed all night and were made to feel special by all the members there.  It is nights like this that make it all worth the hard work and dedication!

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McLAUGHin comes to West Orange

Reminder: SHILLELAGH COMEDY NIGHT NEXT SATURDAY, 1/21 at 8pm… just 1 week away!! Advance tickets are $35 and include UNLIMITED BEER, WINE, & SODA! Tickets are $40 at the door…pay now and save!

EVENT UPDATE: Dinner is now going to be served before the show! Come early for dinner and get a good seat. The doors will open at 6pm for dinner guests, and last order will be taken at 7:45pm

The Mc”LAUGH”-in comedy show features a full line-up of professional comedians on the comedy club circuit, including Rich McDonald & Joe Carney of the McDonald & Carney Comedy Duo, and the World Famous John O’Rourke, known around the Shillelagh Club as “The Bad Johnny O“! Guaranteed to be a great night!

The ticket price includes unlimited beer, wine, and soda, starting at 7pm, and going for the duration of the show, as well as a ticket for a free drink downstairs after the show is over.

Space is limited! Advance tickets can be purchased online via PayPal at www.paypal.me/FSOS, or via cash or check at the bar.

If purchasing tickets online, please pay in $35 increments for each ticket, then send a brief email to ShillelaghEvents@gmail.com, stating the names for the guest list.

Any questions, please email: ShillelaghEvents@gmail.com

McLAUGHin Comedy tour begins!

The McLAUGHin Comedy Tour has begun!  McDonald and Carney will be touring and performing at some of NJ’s best Irish venues for the next 18 months with it all ending with a TOUR of IRELAND in April 2018!!!

Needless to say, we are excited beyond belief. the McLAUGHin Tour will feature a different NJ based Irish pub/bar/venue each month as we prepare for the big trip.  Our first stop was the Kilkenny House in Cranford.

The trip will entail about 8 days of travelling through Ireland, with performances already lined up in Dublin and Kilkenny.  We will be promoting the trip to anyone who wishes to join us as we get closer.




M&C head to Stanhope House

We are so pumped to be performing at the famous Stanhope House on November 18th.  This venue rocks most nights with bands, but occasionally pull in some big name comedians…such as McDonald and Carney!!

We will be performing our world famous Two Man act on that iconic stage.  It is also the first time that we are out in the Stanhope area so it is a bonus for our western Morris and Warren County fans.

Please click on the event and buy those tickets! It should be a BLAST!

Askholes video showcases M&C

Big Rich and Joe were very proud to be asked to be guest panelists for the critically acclaimed webseries ASKHOLES.

Please feel free to click on the video and enjoy. We had a blast recording it and can’t wait for you to enjoy it!

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M&C are booked for Ocean City, Maryland

M&C are super excited to be booked down in Ocean City, Maryland for the weekend of August 5 and 6, 2016.   The show will be held in the comedy room at the Princess Royale Resort in OC.  This beautiful resort is the place to stay in OC, Maryland!

Although the Princess Royale has a summer full of national headliners scheduled for the summer, their high point is definitely the arrival of McDonald and Carney and their world famous Two Man act.

If you are looking for a reason to visit Ocean City, MD, please contact them at http://www.princessroyale.com/ and book your rooms now….PLUS you may get to see Big Rich and Joe in their swimsuits by the pool! That should be motivation enough!


Heading to Vermont this summer!

Although we have been up to Vermont before, this show should be an absolute treat. The Landgrove Inn is located in the southern part of Vermont and is an absolutely beautiful setting for a weekend away.  The area is scenic and amazing.

Although the Landgrove Inn is known for weddings, art workshops and its 5 star restaurant, each time that comedy arrives, the night is purely magical.

McDonald and Carney plan on doing their Two Man improv act with some brand new games thrown in.  We are also bringing the legendary KP Burke (Jacksonville Comedy Festival) and the up and coming Adam Lucidi (Askholes webseries, NYC clubs) with us!

The show starts at 8:00pm and can easily be combined with a Dinner and Show price.  And let me promise you that the food is absolutely delicious!

If you would like to join us, the Inn is also advertising special rates for M&C fans that include lodging, show and dinner.

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Landgrove Flyer July 23 2016

M&C rock Jefferson Twp High School!

McDonald and Carney had such a great time at Jefferson Twp High School this past week.  We were asked to return again this year to help raise funds for the JTHS Drama Club’s annual trip to see a Broadway Show.

We are so pleased to say that our second year performing for these students was even more enjoyable than the first time.  Joined by the talented Jackie Byrne, Big Rich and Joe played a whole lot of clever improv games and used student participation in every single one.  The students at Jefferson were itching to get on stage and play with us, and we could not have had more laughs. Each student who joined us on stage did a terrific job becoming such characters as Captain Jack Sparrow, Bernie Sanders, or interviewers at a press conference with Kim Kardashian.  The students were engaged and really a pleasure to play with.

We even broke out an oldie but goodie game of Story, Story, Pie, which ended up with two gracious students leaving the stage with their faces covered in whipped cream pie!

All we have to say is that we hope these kids have as much fun at the Broadway class trip as we all did last night.  Thank you Jefferson Twp High School!

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